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File: 110596_jul96_decls9_0002.txt
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Subject: US OF DIAZEPAM IN TREATMENT OF NERVE AGENT CASUALTIES           

Unit: ARCENT      

Parent Organization: CENTCOM     

Box ID: BX000448

Folder Title: HISTORIANS BACKGROUND MATERIALS FILES - ARCENT READING FILES 20 AUG 90-1                        

Document Number:         59

Folder SEQ  #:         16










   PAGE 03 RHCGAM00338 UNCLAS
   CONTROLLED.
   3. NO GUIDANCE HAS PREVIOUSLY BEEN PROVIDED TO THE FIELD ON THE
   USE OF DIAZEPAM AS PART OF CARE RENDERED FORWARD OF THE BATTALION
   AID STATION (SAS). FOR THE PURPOSES OF OPERATION DESERT SHIELDR
   OTSG HAS RECOMMENDED THAT DIAZEPAM BE EMPLOYED AS FAR FORWARD AS
   THE COMBAT LIFESAVER AND COMPANY AIDMANs TO PREVENT THE OCCURRENCE
   OF NERVE AGENT INDUCED SEIZURE ACTIVITY IN SEVERELY INTOXICATED
   CASUALTIES. COMBAT LIFESAVERS AND AIUMEN SHOULD BE INSTRUCTED TO
   ADMINISTER ONE 10 MG (2 CC) DIAZEPAM SYRETTE IM (INTRAMUSCULARLY)
   TD:
       A, SEVERELY INTOXICATED NERVE AGENT CASUALTIES WHO HAVE
   REQUIRED THREE MARK I AUTO-INJECTORS ADMINISTERED IN RAPID
   SUCCESSION AS PART OF BUDDY AID,
       P. ANY NERVE AGENT CASUALTY    WHO IS SEIZING.
   4, THE NEED FOR MORE THAN THREE    MARK I AUTO-INJECTORS OR MORE THAN
   ONE R)IAZEPAM INJECTION SHOULD BE  ASSESSED BY THE COMPANY AIDMAN OR
   HIGHER ESCHELONS OF MEDICAL CARE   (BAS MEDICAL OFFICER OR ABOVE).
   5, UNIT LEVEL MEDICAL PEPSON14EL   AND COMBAT LIFESAVERS WILL NEED TO
   BE TRAINED IN THESE PROCEDURES UNDER SUPERVISION OF THE APPROPRIATE
   MEDICAL AUTHORITY.



   PAGE 04 RiiCGAvID0338 UFJCLAS
   6, AN INITIAL BASIS OF ISSUE OF ONE 10 MG DIAZEPAM SYRETTE (NSN
   6505-00-137-5891) PER COMBAT LIFESAVER KIT AND THREE SYRETTES PER
   COMPANY AIDMAN IS RECOMMENDED. THE ACTUAL ISSUANCE OF DIAZEPAM
   BELUN SAS LEVEL MUST BE AUTHORIZED BY ONE OF THE FOLLOINING-, CORPSF
   DIVISIONP BRIGADEF OR BATTALION SURGEONSP ONCE COMPANY AIDMEN AND
   COMBAT LTFESAVERS HAVE BEEN TRAINED IN THE ADMINISTRATION DF THIS
   MEDICATIDN.
   7, DMSOS AND MEDS043 WILL REQUISITION SUFFICIENT QUANTITIES OF
   DIAZEPAM SYRETTES Tl SUPPORT SUBORDINATE UNIT SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS.
   8, POC AT DTSG IS 4AJ ROGER MACINTDSHF MCP MEDICAL SURETY PROGRAM
   CONSULTANTR AV 289-0125 OR COM 703 756-0125. POC AT FORSCOM
   SURGEON IS MA,? DAVID ARDAY, MCr PREVENTIVE MEDICINE OFFICERP
   AV 797-3316 OR C@ 404 362-3316.
   BT
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Control Fields 17
File Room = jul96_declassified
File Cabinet = Week-30
Box ID = BX000448
Unit = ARCENT
Parent Organization = CENTCOM
Folder Title = HISTORIANS BACKGROUND MATERIALS FILES - ARCENT READING FILES 20 AUG 90-1
Folder Seq # = 16
Subject = US OF DIAZEPAM IN TREATMENT OF NERVE AGENT CASUA
Document Seq # = 59
Document Date =
Scan Date =
Queued for Declassification = 01-JAN-1980
Short Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Long Term Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Permanent Referral = 01-JAN-1980
Non-Health Related Document = 01-JAN-1980
Declassified = 04-NOV-1996